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  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association announced three new revisions to the ANSI/BHMA standards that include: A156.1 Butts and Hinges: adds requirements for lightweight hinges, clarifies the definition of barrel hinges and provides an evaluation of adjustable hinges A156.12 Interconnected Locks and Latches: eliminates Cass testing, updates UV test criteria and provides a new test for... more »
  • The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right are issuing a Product Innovation Challenge, encouraging manufacturers to design goods for the affordable housing market that are safe for human and environmental health, and designed for re-use. Up to three winning entrants, who will be announced this November at Greenbuild 2013, will split $250,000 in prize money. Make It... more »
  • Dunbarton Corp.,  the Dothan, Ala., manufacturer of Rediframe prefinished steel door frames, Slimfold closet systems, and Achiever pre-hung entry door systems, announced the acquisition of two strategic storm door assets of Loxcreen MetalSource. Effective March 31, 2013, Dunbarton began production of the doors under its Achiever division.  “Our partnership with Loxcreen... more »
  • Pro-Line Automation Systems recently announced its expansion into the United States with a new location in Akron, Ohio. As part of the expansion, Pro-Line is joining forces with window and door industry veterans Todd Tolson and Tom Whitehead.  “This new location is an exciting development for Pro-Line and will establish a sales and service point for our U.S.-based customers,... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. partnered with Bostik, a provider of insulating glass sealants, to distribute four new edge-seal products, sold under the Edgetherm brand name. The product line was designed specifically to meet key requirements in insulating glass production, including low moisture vapor transmission rates, movement accommodation, low temperature flexibility and low gas... more »
  •   Fenestration Canada named Robert Rivard as executive director. His appointment follows the executive committee's decision to change the organization's existing management structure to include an individual position dedicated to cost-effective management, according to a release. Rivard has 20-plus years of experience managing national trade associations and 7-plus years of... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released online education courses on hardware, weatherstrip, weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication, as part of its FenestrationMasters program. This is Group 3 of the FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA. “With this new group of courses, AAMA is continuing its objective of offering... more »
  •   As part of its succession plan, Lippert Components Inc. has hired Frank Perna as vice president of operations for manufactured housing windows. Perna succeeds Jim Chamberlain, who has served Kinro, LCI’s sister company, for more than 17 years. Perna will join the team immediately, while Chamberlain stays on with the company for one year in an advisory role. Perna... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors―along with Green Builder Media, green building expert John Wesley Miller, and architect Hank Krzysik―is participating in the Vision House Tucson, a sustainable demonstration home under construction in Arizona's Armory Park del Sol neighborhood, which includes more than 90 single-family, energy-efficient homes. The project focuses on green design; advanced technologies; and... more »
  • Securistyle, the U.K. manufacturer of window hardware, has assembled a team to participate in the 2013 Trek50 Challenge: a 50-mile, 24-hour trek that supports MedEquip4Kids, a charity that aims to improve the health of children and babies by providing equipment. In the last 27 years, MedEquip4Kids has raised more than £12 million ($18 million), helping 79,000 children each year. The trek... more »